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Birthday Celebration!

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Yvette Dubel

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Technical Difficulties- my connection keeps going out so may just reschedule today's interviews so that I can still enjoy my birthday. Please forgive any inconvenience. While I was fussing with the computer and trying to see why I kept getting booted out, 45 minutes or so have gone by when it dawns on me, " I am not enjoying my birthday" What does it mean "have a happy birthday " if not that I would choose to enjoy it? Rather than an abstract idea I felt it interesting that on this day it would show up as such a clear opportunity to see what one has learned and what it really means. I realized that I could choose to enjoy my birthday and go open my gifts with my family or keeping pushing in the direction where the excitement about the show had been replaced by the frustration of things not working right. From my end I tried dialing in a few times and it didn't seem anyone was on the line but I couldn't get the live chat to load and switchboard to stay logged on. And in the end I think that my internet was going in and out. And it just so happened that the weather was turning bad - rain with winds from nearby tornado warnings and I was starting to feel quite grumpy when I remembered the above and that I could choose other than this. So although the show has been canceled and the guests rescheduled, I did have a Happy Birthday. Thank you to everyone who sent me birthday wishes! Did you know happiness is contagious? http://www.bmj.com/cgi/content/full/337/dec04_2/a2338 http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/12/04/AR2008120403537_pf.html When I learned that a colleague of mine, Sherri Thompson of Viola's Babygirl's Ventures, LLC, had a project being released on December 11th I knew we had to celebrate! The fact that this project, a music CD distributed through children's hospitals, shared my birthday inspired me to share my Birthday Wish with anyone willing to accept a bit of magic birthday wishing dust. We'll also hear a